Low Floor Americans with Disabilities Compliant Alternate Fuel Vehicle Project

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This project developed a low emission, cost effective, fuel efficient, medium-duty community/transit shuttle bus that meets American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and meets National Energy Policy Act requirements (uses alternative fuel). The Low Profile chassis, which is the basis of this vehicle is configured to be fuel neutral to accommodate various alternative fuels. Demonstration of the vehicle in Yellowstone Park in summer (wheeled operation) and winter (track operation) demonstrated the feasibility and flexibility for this vehicle to provide year around operation throughout the Parks system as well as normal transit operation. The unique configuration of the chassis which provides ... continued below

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Bartel, James November 26, 2004.

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This project developed a low emission, cost effective, fuel efficient, medium-duty community/transit shuttle bus that meets American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and meets National Energy Policy Act requirements (uses alternative fuel). The Low Profile chassis, which is the basis of this vehicle is configured to be fuel neutral to accommodate various alternative fuels. Demonstration of the vehicle in Yellowstone Park in summer (wheeled operation) and winter (track operation) demonstrated the feasibility and flexibility for this vehicle to provide year around operation throughout the Parks system as well as normal transit operation. The unique configuration of the chassis which provides ADA access with a simple ramp and a flat floor throughout the passenger compartment, provides maximum access for all passengers as well as maximum flexibility to configure the vehicle for each application. Because this product is derived from an existing medium duty truck chassis, the completed bus is 40-50% less expensive than existing low floor transit buses, with the reliability and durability of OEM a medium duty truck.

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OSTI as DE00834602

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  • Other Information: PBD: 26 Nov 2004

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  • Report No.: DOE/ID/14322
  • Grant Number: FC07-02ID14322
  • DOI: 10.2172/834602 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 834602
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc779987

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  • November 26, 2004

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Bartel, James. Low Floor Americans with Disabilities Compliant Alternate Fuel Vehicle Project, report, November 26, 2004; Michigan. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc779987/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.